July 19, 2012
I work downtown for a federal agency, and am often at book launches, policy presentations, and discussions. I've been involved with the Italian Cultural Institute for about ten years.
I got a Meetup invitation in connection with the upcoming film about the man who stole the Mona List. While I'm not free on July 29th, I would be interested in learning about future events.
Dante is my favorite Italian author, and the Divine Comedy, my favorite book. My favorite Italian film is A Special Day. Vivaldi is my favorite Italian composer, calamari fra diavolo my favorite Italiabn food, and Florence, my favorite Italian city.
I can read the language phonetically, and understand it partially, but, never having formally studied Italian, cannot claim to speak it. I can say the same of my Spanish and German. I have formally studied French and ancient Greek, and have had one year of Russian.
No answer yet
As a graduate of the only U.S. college requiring Dante of all its students (St. John's), I first became familiar with the Italian language. Although I still haven't been to Italy, I do enjoy Italian food, wine, film, and music.